Civic and Community Engagement

North Philly’s Tree House Books to add after school programs, other events ahead of the new school year

Tree House Books in North Philadelphia has been donating books to children for over 15 years, leading them on the path to literacy. However, in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, its library had to close under government ruling.

The decision was painful, but the closure led them to create a mobile library called, Words on Wheels, which has since become a smash hit for Philly youth

With the pandemic slowing down (for now), Michael Brix, the executive director at Tree House Books, is planning a major comeback with the potential for an even brighter future for the program. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)


Covid Third Wave Threatens Unvaccinated Africa

A problematic vaccine rollout, scarcity of vaccines, plus a sudden and sharp increase in coronavirus cases – these are factors that could trigger a deadly third wave in Africa. In spite of the puzzling low death rates in the continent when compared with the rest of the world, a Covid jab gap can allow for contagious variants and a continental explosion of illness and deaths. | From: Fun Times (Read more.)